T.J. Lang Does Not Want to Be Stereotyped
Green Bay Packers guard T.J. Lang is sick and tired of your stereotypes.
He’s opening his window right now and yelling, “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take this anymore!”
Or wait, no. He’s just posting to Twitter.
Please don't stereotype NFL players for what's going on with Miami. That type of stuff is not common in other locker rooms.
— TJ Lang (@TJLang70) February 14, 2014
In case you didn’t hear, Ted Wells, the NFL’s independent investigator released his report on the Richie Incognito-Jonathan Martin bullying scandal today. The report says that Incognito did indeed bully Martin, along with another Dolphins offensive lineman and a trainer. Not only that, but two other offensive linemen — John Jerry and Mike Pouncey — also did some bullying of their own.
So basically, a bunch of people think that’s how it goes in every locker room and with every offensive line group. And Lang doesn’t like it.
We get it, but we find a lot of things odd here.
First, the Packers would never let what happened in Miami happen in Green Bay. There’s that whole thing about “the Packer way” and finding players who embody that. Any mildly intelligent Packers fan would know that.
Second, and here’s what we find really odd, is that Miami is coached by Joe Philbin, who was formerly the Packers offensive coordinator. Obviously, he didn’t instill the Packer way into his players in Miami. Granted, he inherited a lot of them from the previous regime, but the head coach should have some control over his guys regardless.
Am I right or am I right?